Dr. Darnell Fine is a middle school deputy principal in Singapore. He is also an experienced facilitator of adult learning, focusing on curriculum, assessment, and culturally responsive teaching. He has provided hundreds of workshops and keynote presentations for numerous conferences and educational institutions throughout the United States as well as Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. In addition to facilitation, he’s served as a curriculum consultant, reviewing manuscripts and curricula for publishing companies, arts organizations, and universities. Darnell is a 2012 recipient of the Learning for Justice Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching and was named a 2021 Emerging Leader by ASCD. After earning his Bachelor’s in Africana Studies and Education at Brown University, Darnell obtained his Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement through Georgia State University and his Master’s in Creative Writing in London. Dr. Fine holds an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.
Lies Your Head of School Told You
Too often, dominant groups justify their privilege and power in international schools through stories. They tell myths, fictions, and lies of non-racism. They seek to explain why the status quo exists and tell stories defining reality as they see fit. But such stories are at odds with the way many People of Color experience international schools. This keynote shares counter-stories or a counter reality that gives insight into the experiences of one Black international educator.